Cloud Atlas – The Map of Change

When I first saw the extended, five minute cinematic trailer for Cloud Atlas, I knew that I would go watch this film. Any movie that merely attempted to do what I saw in those five minutes deserved to be watched, even if, ultimately, it failed to accomplish its goals. I watched it without knowing the plot or even genre. I avoided reading reviews, and knew only that it received a polarized reaction. I wanted to watch it first and make up my own mind. However, I enjoyed the movie so much I wanted to write my own review before I delve too deeply into what others have to say. Now that I’ve seen it, here is my take:

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